[ARIN-consult] Reminder - Consultation on ARIN’s Membership Structure

Chris Woodfield chris at semihuman.com
Mon Nov 8 12:55:41 EST 2021

If I’m reading the proposal correctly the main difference is that per the proposed rule, if you do not vote in three years, you can’t re-register for the following election, but instead have to wait a year out before re-registering interest in becoming a General Member.

In principle, I don’t disagree with the requirement for a member to proactively register their interest in voting or other participation, with a substantial deadline for this registration before that year’s election. That said, The one-year “suspension” period for non-participation doesn’t sit will with me. 

I think a fairer system could be proposed where instead of failure to vote carries a one-year suspension of voting privileges, it could instead trigger a requirement to re-register ones intent to participate within a certain amount of time before the next year’s election. Ideally, this would be done as soon as the org’s status as a General Member is at risk, with ample opportunities for the org to re-register before the next year’s election.


> On Nov 8, 2021, at 9:22 AM, Richard Laager <rlaager at wiktel.com> wrote:
> On 11/8/21 11:09 AM, Owen DeLong via ARIN-consult wrote:
>> Even if I go long enough for my voter registration to be expired (which IIRC is something like 10 consecutive years of non-voting), I still have the ability to re-register for the next election.
> How is this meaningfully different from what ARIN proposes? If you go 3 years without voting at ARIN, your "voter registration" expires, but all you have to do is re-register and then you can vote.
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> Richard
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